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Table: Egypt Over-The-Counter (OTC) Medicine Market Indicators, Historical Data and Forecasts 20
Let the label lead the way When using over-the-counter medications, follow the directions on the label carefully, and unless your doctor specifically tells you to do so, never use the medication longer than the label instructs or at higher doses.
GPs have always been able to prescribe over-the-counter medicines, but doctors feared the introduction of free prescriptions in April would lead to a clamour for appointments from patients seeking to save money on such treatments.
Wilder said parents often don't understand the unwitting role they play in their kids' under-the-radar use of over-the-counter drugs.
Despite the assumed alleviation Plan B would have on these unhappy realities, the argument for barring teens from over-the-counter access to the drug should be closely considered.
Hager, who cast one of the dissenting votes against over-the-counter status for Plan B, later sent a letter to the commissioner of the FDA outlining his concerns about the drug.
While only 10 percent of health care costs derive from prescription drugs, the potential savings from over-the-counter switches are huge.
Research in Scotland found over two thirds of community pharmacists reported having suspicions of the misuse of over-the-counter medicines, particularly in urban areas.
Centre sues FDA for denying women over-the-counter access to emergency contraception: FDA internal memo suggests agency did not follow regulations.
According to a position statement by the North American Menopause Society in the March/April 2003 journal Menopause, progesterone cream or gel preparations available by prescription or over-the-counter may not protect the uterine lining from the effects of unopposed estrogen.
Approximately 50 percent of women self-treat abnormal itching and discharge with over-the-counter (OTC) medications designed to treat yeast infections.
Food and Drug Administration got the makers of over-the-counter pain medication to warn users about liver damage after heavy drinking and also stomach bleeding in other people who might be sensitive to the advertised over-the-counter pain killers.